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For Tim Bavington, Ali Smith, Daniel Brice, Oliver Arms, Jill Moser, and Feodor Voronov, it’s all about color. The six artists took over the walls at Bentley Gallery with the exhibition "Neo Chroma," showing, with a variety of styles and approaches, a shared focus on and homage to the cerebral Color Field painters of the 1940s and '50s.

Curator John A. Reyes notes that Arms works in layers and patterns with color, while Brice utilizes thin coats of oil paints that create gradients. Smith’s paintings are almost sculptural, and Voronov’s work focuses on a central two-dimensional image. Tim Bavington creates work inspired by music, and Jill Moser uses colors and complex brushstrokes.

Reyes explains, “Abstraction has been prevalent for many years, and many artists are still working in this vein to produce exciting work. I felt it was time to show the many stylistic approaches to the genre, and in 'Neo Chroma,' color is the thread that ties it together.”

Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through March 29, 2013
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